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NameRankDate / {*}Asterisk
indicates Fatal wounds
Location of incidentHome Town: Other Information Submitter or SourceProof Received
Dahlke, Gregory S. VietnamHamburger HillGrand Rapids, MichiganWas also awarded a silver star and 1 oak leaf cluster  
Dahmer, Christ 1943 Sheboygan, Wisconsin127th InfantryTaken from "The Sheboygan Press" newspaper index cards 
Dalhaimer, John F. August, 1944 {*} Sheboygan, WisconsinMarines, 1st Co. 4, Co. D Inf., Bn.Taken from "The Sheboygan Press" newspaper index cards 
Dallas, William J.2nd Lt.March 26, 1944Wizernes, France (Pas de Calais)Fort Worth, TexasArmy Air ForceSubmitted by the Recipient 
Daloia, Frank ThomasS/C21944 Philippine Islands US NavySubmitted by his daughter: Monica J. King 
Daloia, GeorgePfc.1952KoreaFreeport, New YorkU.S. Army, Infantry 7th DivisonSubmitted by his niece: Monica J. King 
Damkot, Harvey World War II Oostburg, WisconsinCo. E, 36th Arm'd InfantryTaken from "The Sheboygan Press" newspaper index cards 
Daniel, Cecil ToliverCapt.April 7, 1945GermanyAndalusia, AlabamaClick here for more about this recipientSubmitted by: Richard P. Daniel 
Daniel, James L.PfcNovember 25, 1942 {*}GuadacanalAthens, AlabamaMarines, He died on Espiritu Santo on December 3, 1942, due to medical negligence.Submitted by: David Daniel & James' brother Allen L. Daniel 
Daniello, Ralph AnthonyHm3November 26, 1967Quang Tri, VietnamFort Lee, New JerseyClick here for more about this recipientSubmitted by the RecipientYes
Daniels, Ray P. World War II Sheboygan, WisconsinCo. A, 528th Arm'd InfantryTaken from "The Sheboygan Press" newspaper index cards 
Danielson, Donn N.Pfc.January 12, 1945 {*}Foy, BelgiumChicago, IllinoisClick here for more about this recipientSubmitted by: Donn N. Danielson 
Danks, Robert C. March, 1945 {*} Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin340th Bomb Sqd. A.A.F.Taken from "The Sheboygan Press" newspaper index cards 
Danulevith, Frank J.Sgt.March 9, 1969Ho Chi Minh, VietnamBrooklyn, New YorkClick here for more about this recipientSubmitted by the RecipientYes
Darby, William AlexanderPfc.February, 1943North AfricaPeterson, AlabamaClick here for more about this recipientSubmitted by his Granddaughter: Wendi CurleeYes
Dark, Clifford E.Cpl.October 24, 1944Leyte, Phillipine IslandsPittsfield, IllinoisSignal CorpsGovernment Military PaperworkYes
Darling, Arthur GoodingPvt.1945 {*}Saarbrucken, GermanySouth Portland, MaineArmySubmitted by: Peter W. Darling 
Darling, MarshallSp5 E-5March 7, 1958Khe San, VietnamAndover, MA Submitted by the recipient 
Daughtery, William J.Cpl.December 14, 1969Quang Nam, VietnamMentor, Ohio Submitted by the Recipient 
Davidson, Larry R.1st. Lt.November, 1967Phu Bai, VietnamPaola, KansasMarines, Larry currently resides in Marietta, GeorgiaSubmitted by the Recipient 
Davis, Billy N.Pfc.June 6, 1945Okinawa, JapanBrownfield, TexasClick here for more about this recipientSubmitted by his grandson: David Culbert 
Davis, George, Jr.PfcDecember 17, 1944 {*}Wereth, BelgiumEutaw, AlabamaClick here for more about this recipientSubmitted by: Dr. Dale Prentiss 
Davis, Jack Clayton March 4, 1944 {*}BougainvillePalmer, Texas Submitted by: John Wills 
Davis, Louis B.Sgt.July, 1944NormandyBedford, PennsylvaniaClick here for more about this recipientSubmitted by his Grand-daughter: Jackie Davis 
Davis, McGregory C.Pfc.July 17, 1944St. Lo, FranceBessemer City, North CarolinaClick here for more about this recipientSubmitted by his Son: Dennis E. DavisYes
Davis, Robert Martin1 SS1945AnzioAnniston, AlabamaArmy, Special ServicesSubmitted by: Myra Davis Lemmons 
Davis, Waynon A.Sgt.June 4, 1944ItalyIola, TexasArmySubmitted by: Kellie Drexler 
Davis, William HiramPfc.December 1, 1944 {*}Vossnack, GermanyFisher, ArkansasClick here for more about this recipientSubmitted by Lee Ann Tomlinson 
Dawulske, Carl W.1st Lt.May, 1944 {*} Sheboygan, WisconsinAir Corps; Also awarded an Air Medal, D.C.F., & 1 Oak Leaf ClusterTaken from "The Sheboygan Press" newspaper index cards 
Dean, Randal R.S/Sgt.December 25, 1945ItalyElkton, Virginia36th Fighting Texas Div., 141st Reg. also received Bronze StarSubmitted by: Jonathon Baugher 
DeAngelo, Dominic E.Sgt.June 16, 1944European TheaterWatkins Glen, New YorkClick here for more about this recipientSubmitted by: Christopher David DeAngelo 
Deatherage, RonnieSgt.July, 1968Mekong, Delta, VietnamRockwall, TexasArmySubmitted by the Recipient 
Deboard, AmosPfc.June 10, 1945 {*}Okinawa, JapanClarksville, OhioMarines, 29th Marines, 6th DivisionSubmitted by: Randy K. Deboard 
Decker, Edwin Blauvelt, Jr.Pfc.Aug. 7, 1942 {*}Guadalcanal & Tulargi IslandsSavannah, GeorgiaArmy Air Corps, Died at seaSubmitted by his Niece: Marjorie English 
Dees, PhilCpl.July 18, 1968Mother's Ridge, Vietnam DMZCharleston, South CarolinaUnit I Co, 3/9 Marines  
Deese, Robert DavidT/Sgt.November 19, 1944RhinelandCharlotte, North CarolinaClick here for more about this recipientSubmitted by his Daughter: Dorothea DeeseYes
Deflippo, Anthony JamesCpl.1944St. Lo, FranceBinghamton, New YorkClick here for more about this recipientSubmitted by: James Anthony Deflippo 
Dehnke, DaleS/Sgt.May 18, 1971 {*}VietnamCanoga Park, CaliforniaArmySubmitted by: Doug McMillan 
Delgado, FrankSgt.January 23, 1945Okinawa, JapanSimi Valley, CaliforniaClick here for more about this recipientSubmitted by: Sunny Aris 
Delmas, Matt O'Brien, II2nd Lt.August 30, 1950KoreaMoss Point, MississippiClick here for more about this recipientSubmitted by: Don Delmas 
Demars, Ronald E.Sgt. E-5July 14, 1967VietnamNorwich, CT.Army; died August 9, 1990  
De Bruine, Ellsworth W.Pfc.August, 1944 {*} Cedar Grove, Wisconsin39th InfantryTaken from "The Sheboygan Press" newspaper index cards 
De Burr, Clarence {*}WWIISheboygan County, Wisconsin Sheboygan County Veterans Memorial 
De La Cerda, Antonio H., Jr.Sgt.October 31, 1968 {*}Highway 4, Dinh Tuong, VietnamEl Paso, TexasClick here for more about this recipientSubmitted by: Harold "Doc" Peterson 
De Luca, Edward J.1sr. Lt.July 23, 1944 {*}GuamPhiladelphia, PennsylvaniaArmy, 77th Infantry DivisionSubmitted by his Nephew: Arthur D'Amato 
De Master, EllsworthT/Sgt.April, 1945 {*}IndiaCedar Grove, WisconsinAir Force-31st T.G. Squadron, 89 Transport Gp.; Killed in combat crashTaken from "The Sheboygan Press" newspaper index cards 
De Motts, Hollister G.1st. Lt.April 30, 1945LuzonSheboygan, Wisconsin121 F.A.Hq. Btry.Taken from "The Sheboygan Press" newspaper index cards 
De Munck, VirgilPvt.February 3, 1943 {*}Coast of GreenlandSheboygan County, WisconsinClick here for more about this recipientSubmitted by: Jeri Overman 
Den Boer, Leonard, Jr. January 6, 1945 Sheboygan, Wisconsin Taken from "The Sheboygan Press" newspaper index cards 
Denman, Charles William WardCplJune 5, 1944 {*}Normandy BeachFarmington, MissouriArmy, KIA on D-DaySubmitted by: Eugene D. Denman 
Dennis, Arthur CharlesT/Sgt.1944 or 45Leyte, Philippine IslandsHolland, OhioClick here for more about this recipientSubmitted by: Don L. Hazel 
Dennis, Charles2/Lt.1944 {*}BurmaBoston, MassachuettesArmy Air CorpsSubmitted by: Anne Lockridge 
Dennis, Neal WallacePvt.March 3, 1944 {*}Anzio Beachhead, ItalyRandleman, North CarolinaArmySubmitted by his Niece-in-law: Tina Wall 
Denson, Leroy F.PfcMarch 6, 1945Iwo JimaOmaha, NebraskaClick here for more about this recipientSubmitted by: Leroy L. Denson 
Denton, GarySgt.August, 1968Quang Tri Province, VietnamCheney, KansasMarinesSubmitted by the Recipient 
Denton, Jeremiah Andrew, Jr.Rear AdmiralJuly 18, 1965North VietnamMobile, AlabamaClick Here for a special page honoring Admiral Jeremiah DentonSubmitted by: Sue Montgomery-Cook 
DePuy, William E.GeneralWWIIFrance & GermanyJamestown, North DakotaClick here for more about this recipientSubmitted by his grandson: Walker DePuy 
DeRoma, Robert P. 1950KoreaBoston, MassachusettesArmy, 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry DivisionSubmitted by: Michael Foley 
Derringer, EmmettPfc.May, 1944 {*}BelgiumConnersville, IndianaArmySubmitted by: Michael O. Taylor 
Deskevich, Orville G.Pfc.World War II Sheboygan, WisconsinGlider InfantryTaken from "The Sheboygan Press" newspaper index cards 
DeSha, George LesterSgt.June 13, 1952P'anmunjom, Korea Hill 104Waldo, FloridaClick here for more about this recipientSubmitted by the Recipient 
DeSpain, Bobby WallaceSfcOctober 25, 1944Battle off Semar
Battle off Leyte
Long Beach, californiaNavy, Bobby served aboard the USS Hoel (DD-533) which was sunk during the battle.Submitted by: Dan Weinstein 
Dever, William J. April, 1945 {*}Iwo JimaBoston, MassachusettsArmySubmitted by: Roberta Holubowich 
Devine, Robert MichaelPvt.June 6, 1953 {*}Pork Chop Hill
Korea
Neponset, MassachusettsArmySubmitted by his widow: Louise Devine-McDonough 
DeVisser, AdrianPfc.February 16, 1944 {*}Anzio BeacheadKalamazoo, MichiganArmy, 45th division, 179th infantry regiment, Co. GSubmitted by his brother: Henry DeVisser 
DeVriend, Adrian J.Sgt.December 15, 1942 Oostburg, Wisconsin128th InfantryTaken from "The Sheboygan Press" newspaper index cards 
Dickerson, Jason S.S/Sgt.July 4, 1944 {*}FranceAtlanta, GeorgiaArmySubmitted by his son: Frank S. Dickerson 
Dickman, William C.S/Sgt.December 7, 1941
October 30, 1942
Pearl Harbor
Guadalcanal
San Antonio, TexasClick here for more about this recipientSubmitted by the Recipient 
Didelot, Daniel E.E-5 Sgt.April, 1967Vietnam, Near DanangLake Charles, LouisianaWounded while on patrol south of Danang, VietnamSubmitted the the RecipientYes
Diedrich, John {*}WWIISheboygan County, Wisconsin Sheboygan County Veterans Memorial 
Di Franco, CarmelloPvt.October 29, 1918Muese-Argonne forest Co. "C" 101st Machine Gun Bn  
Dill, CarlPvtOctober 31, 1944 {*}Northeastern FranceWichita & Halstead, KansasClick here for more about this recipient  
Dille, Eugene N.1st Lt.September 10, 1944 {*}Arnaville, France Click here for more about this recipient  
Dille, Homerl EarlSeamanAugust 24, 1942 {*}USS Enterprise CV 6Excello, MissouriClick here for more about this recipientSubmitted by his Brother: William L. Dille 
Dille, Wayne A.S/Sgt.January 25, 1945 {*}CorregadorExcello, MissouriArmy, Combat Infantry Badge, Good Conduct Medal, Victory Medal and Purple heartSubmitted by his Brother: William L. Dille 
Dilloway, Harold L.Pfc1944PalauLaPorte, IndianaMarinesSubmitted by: Cary Dilloway 
Dinsmore, Ronald W.E-4February 18, 1968VietnamBaldwin, New YorkArmySubmitted by the Recipient 
Dirkse, John, Jr.Pvt.July, 1944FranceSheboygan, WisconsinInfantryTaken from "The Sheboygan Press" newspaper index cards 
Disney, James U.T-5July 16, 1944St. Lo, FranceCollingdale, PennsylvaniaArmySubmitted by his wife: Joan A. Disney 
Dixon, Terry Viet NamLiberty Bridge
Elephant Valley
 Co. I, 3rd BN, 7th MAR, 1st Marine Div.Submitted by recipient 
Dlugokenski, Robert R.Spec. 4February 11, 1971Quang Tri, VietnamMaspeth, New YorkArmy, Was also awarded a Bronze StarSubmitted by: Jeanine Dlugokenski 
Dobbs, Robert LeeCpl.November 28, 1950 (*)Chosin Reservoir, KoreaKansas City, KansasClick here for more about this recipientSubmitted by his Nephew: Martin James DobbsYes
Dobish, Leonard M.1st. Lt.June 9, 1970Du Tieng, VietnamNorth Highlands, CaliforniaArmy, InfantrySubmitted by the Recipient 
Dockins, James AlfordPvt.August 6, 1944 {*}FranceLebanon, TennesseeArmy, Awarded the Purple Heart and the Certifiicate of Military MeritSubmitted by: Tim Mullis 
Dodd, George E.Med. Cpm.1960VietnamPhoenix, ArizonaNavy, Received wounds when Helicopter was shot down.Submitted by the Recipient 
Dodd, Lloyd A.Pvt.December, 1944LuxembourgOklahoma City, OklahomaClick here for more about this recipientSubmitted by: Rusty L. Coleman 
Doebert, Arthur E. July, 1944 {*} Glenbulah, WisconsinParachute InfantryTaken from "The Sheboygan Press" newspaper index cards 
Doelder, Peter October, 1944 {*}ItalySheboygan, WisconsinSqd. F.43-37; also awarded Gunner Wings September 14, 1943Taken from "The Sheboygan Press" newspaper index cards 
Doering, Frederick H.Pvt.December, 1944 {*} Sheboygan, Wisconsin692 T.D. Bn.Taken from "The Sheboygan Press" newspaper index cards 
Doherty, Gilbert J.Pvt.May, 1944 {*} Waldo, Wisconsin337 InfantryTaken from "The Sheboygan Press" newspaper index cards 
Dolan, Edmund M., Sr.TechWWIIAlaska Aleutian IslandsFlushing, New YorkArmySubmitted by: Michael Dolan 
Donald, Robert L.Tech 5December 19, 1944St. Vith, BelgiumColumbus, OhioClick here for more about this recipientSubmitted by: Julie Donald Hyrmer 
Donovan, Daniel G.Pvt.October 28, 1944Leyte, Phillipine IslandsMonroe, WashingtonArmy, InfantryGovernment Military PaperworkYes
Dooley, Gary VietnamKhe SahnParkersburg, West VirginiaUS Marine as a scout sniper  
Doolittle, Ned H. E.Sp-4May 24, 1967Dak To, VietnamPhiladelphia, PennsylvaniaClick here for more about this recipientSubmitted by the Recipient 
Dorman, Daniel Frederick October 7, 1944 {*}HollandWilliamsport, PennsylvaniaClick here for more about this recipientSubmitted by: Jennifer L. Wambach 
Dornbush, John W. {*}WWIISheboygan County, Wisconsin Sheboygan County Veterans Memorial 
Dorr, Oscar Seymour (Sandy)Sgt.WWI Stoughton, WisconsinCo. C, 7th engineers, 5th division  
Dotson, James Luther (Jimmy)Sgt.February, 1969VietnamDickson, TennesseeClick here for more about this recipientSubmitted by his son: Stephen Dotson 
Doty, John WWII {*} Boston, MassachusettsClick here for more about this recipientSubmitted by his niece: Christina Martin 
Dotz, HenryPvt.January, 1943BunaSheboygan, Wisconsin127th Infantry; also received a Good Conduct MedalTaken from "The Sheboygan Press" newspaper index cards 
Dougherty, Michael P.PfcApril 30, 1943Beja, TunisiaBeaver Brook, PennsylvaniaClick here for more about this recipientSubmitted by his Great niece: Nanci Pane 
Douglas, Irving M.Sgt.September 24, 1944 {*}ItalyStarkville, New YorkClick here for more about this recipientSubmitted by: Nancy Dornburgh 
Douglas, Winston A.Sgt.March 16, 1945GermanyPierre, South Dakota Submitted by: Phyllis Mills 
Douglass, Charles ArthurPfc.March 31, 1945 {*}Vacha, GermanySouth Portland, MaineClick here for more about this recipientSubmitted by his Daughter: Judith Douglass Nowak 
Dovell, Thomas GordonPfc.May 18, 1945 {*}Yonabaru, Okinawa, Ryukyu IslandWashintgon, D. C.Click here for more about this recipientSubmitted by his Nephew: George L. Reymann, Jr.Yes
Downey, James Brazil March 8, 1945 {*}Iwo JimaJamaica Plain, MassachusettsMarinesSubmitted by: Linda Lurvey 
Downing, D. F.PfcJune 13, 1945Mindaneo, PhilippinesWarsaw, MissouriArmySubmitted by: Doris Downing Miller 
Downs, Delwin Forest Cpl.1943SaipanBattle Creek, Michigan Submitted by: Glenn McAnarney 
Doyle, James EllisPfc.August 18, 1944 {*}New GuineaBolivar, TennesseeArmySubmitted by: Bernice Doyle Baker 
Doyle, James GeorgeSp-4July 15, 1969VietnamFresno, CaliforniaArmySubmitted by the Recipient 
Doyon, Normand L.BM-1June 23, 1969Saigon River, VietnamSouthington, OhioClick here for more about this recipientSubmitted by the Recipient 
Drago, JohnT/Sgt.1944Battle of Hedge RowsBuffalo, New YorkClick here for more about this recipientSubmitted by: Ann Sherman 
Draheim, Lloyd O. World War II Sheboygan, WisconsinClick here for more about this recipientTaken from "The Sheboygan Press" newspaper index cards 
Drake, BenS/Sgt.March 4, 1969Quang Nam Province, VietnamGrand Rapids, MichiganClick here for more about this recipientSubmitted by the Recipient 
Drake, James A.Pfc.October 21, 1944Leyte, Phillipine IslandsGarden Homes, OregonArmy, InfantryGovernment Military PaperworkYes
Dreiling, Michael J.Sgt.June 11, 1943 Sheboygan, WisconsinClick here for more about this recipientTaken from "The Sheboygan Press" newspaper index cards 
Drenan, John M.1st. Lt.January 2, 1944 (*)At SeaRosiclare, IllinoisClick here for more about this recipientSubmitted by his Nephew: Patrick FreudenthalYes
Dressner, Frank Charles2nd Lt.November 11, 1942 {*}GuadalCanalNew York, New YorkMarinesSubmitted by his Brother: Elliot F. Dressner 
Drexler, Charles F. {*}WWIISheboygan County, Wisconsin Sheboygan County Veterans Memorial 
Driessler, John EdwardE-4May 9, 1968CholonChicago, IllinoisClick here for more about this recipientSubmitted by the Recipient 
Driscoll, James JeromePfcApril 1, 1945Rappenau, GermanyMarquette, Michigan Submitted by: John Anthony Driscoll 
Driskell, Melvin Leon May 14, 1944San Clemente, Italy 757th Tank Bn.  
Drown, David AlanSp-4March 27, 1967 {*}Quang Tri Province, VietnamFairhaven, MassachusettsClick here for more about this recipientSubmitted by: William Drown 
Drown, Terry F.Sgt.June 11, 1969 {*}VietnamArundel, MaineArmySubmitted by: Betsy Drown Chadbourne 
Ducote, Robert E.E-6 / RM1July 16, 1997BosniaSlidell, Louisiana Submitted by the Recipient 
DucPho, Frederick R.Cpt.September 5, 1968Mount ShastaCaliforniaInfantry  
Dudarenke, Gustave F.Sgt.February, 1944 {*}ItalySheboygan, Wisconsin15th InfantryTaken from "The Sheboygan Press" newspaper index cards 
Due, HalbertPvt.1945ArdennesCave City, ArkansasBattle of the BulgeSubmitted by: Linda Due Dunlap 
Duggan, Euliss L.Lt. Col1943 {*}PacificChattanooga, TennesseeClick here for more about this recipientSubmitted by: Don Clark 
Duke, Jack WilliamSp-4March 15, 1967VietnamCleveland, TexasArmySubmitted by: Laura Ann Duke 
Duke, James DotsonPvt.November 20, 1944 {*}Aachen, GermanyBirmingham, AlabamaArmy, Click here for a Memorial to him.Submitted by: Jamie Duke Keith 
Dukeman, RollinPfcJune 9, 1944 {*}FranceBattlecreek, MichiganClick here for more about this recipientSubmitted by: Chris Dukeman 
Dumas, ElvinAFCJune 25, 1996Dhahran, Saudia Arabia Air Force; Was wounded by a terrorist bombing at Khobar Towers  
Duncan, DallasE-4March 3, 1967Katum, VietnamOak Hill, West VirginiaArmy, wasl also awarded Bronze Star attached to combat jump wingsSubmitted by: Clinton Dallas 
Duncan, Dennis H.1st. Lt.December 27, 1944 {*}St. Vith, BelgiumAltoona, PennsylvaniaClick here for more about this recipientSubmitted by his younger Brother: Joe Duncan 
Dunn, RoyceSFC1942 {*}Soloman IslandsBirmingham, AlabamaServed on the USS Vincinnes  
Dupuis, Norman VictorSfc.February 25, 1944 {*}Iwo JimaPeshtigo, WisconsinShips's Cook First Class in the Naval Reserves
Click here to view a website honoring this recipient
Submitted by his Niece: Kateri DupuisYes
Durante, Arthur A.1st. Lt.March 16, 1944St. Dizier, FranceAltoona, PennsylvaniaClick here for more about this recipientSubmitted by his son: Arthur A. Durante, Jr. 
Durkin, Thomas LawrenceS/Sgt.January 24, 1944 {*}BelgiumMt. Vernon, New YorkClick here for more about this recipientSubmitted by: Ellenjane T. LaSorsa 
Dwight, Logosz DavidE-5November 25, 1969Tay-Nihn Province, VietnamDickinson, North CarolinaArmy, was also awarded the Bronze Star with VSubmitted by: David Logosz 
Dwyer, Charles M.Pfc.February 26, 1945Iwo JimaLinton, Indiana9th Marines 3rd Division Company G 2nd Battalion.Subtmiited By: Felix M. Dealba 
Dwyer, John F.Capt.1944ItalyTupper Lake, New YorkArmySubmitted by: Penny Sincard 
Dyer, Robert F.T-4August, 1944Lonapoul, FranceChicago, IllinoisClick here for more about this recipientSubmitted by the Recipient 
Dyson, Robert A.Spec. 4September 13, 1968Binh Phuoc, Vietnam
Mekong Delta
Farmingdale, New YorkArmy, Wounded by sniper fire.Submitted by the Recipient 
NameRankDate / {*}Asterisk
indicates Fatal wounds
Location of incidentHome Town: Other Information Submitter or SourceProof Received

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